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| Durio zibethinus|
There are currently 30 recognised species (see the List of Durio species)
A durian is a big fruit with a strong smell and a hard shell with sharp thorns. Its flavour is loved by some people, especially in Southeast Asia, where people name it "King of Fruits". Many hotels and public transportation systems do not let people carry durians because of the strong smell, which many people find unpleasant.
There are many different kinds of durian that are priced differently due to the people's preferences.
- "Durio L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-03-12. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/genus.pl?4046. Retrieved 2010-02-16.